Unite calling notice

What: Unite takes ‘Felixstowe 4’ fight to the CK Hutchison Annual General Meeting in Hong Kong

Where: Harbour Grand Kowloon, 20 Tak Fung Street, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

When: Thursday, 18 May 2023 at 12:00 noon (GMT+8)

Unite takes ‘Felixstowe 4’ fight to CK Hutchison AGM in Hong Kong

Unite targeting key CK investors calling for reinstatement of four unfairly sacked dockers from Felixstowe docks in England

 Unite is sending campaigners to the AGM of CK Hutchison in Hong Kong (18 May) to demand the reinstatement of four unfairly sacked workers at the Port of Felixstowe.

Four Unite union officials with expertise in capital strategies and investor relations will be engaging with CK shareholders and making the case of the four sacked union activists known with calls for their re-instatement.

The union is also seeking meetings with key investors of the CK Hutchison group including Allianz, Barclays, Blackrock, Goldman Sachs and HSBC.

The campaign to reinstate the four workers follows strike action at the Port of Felixstowe in 2022, which is owned by CK Hutchison. Unite believes the four workers were unfairly targeted for dismissal because of their trade union activities despite their long service and exemplary records. Legal action is ongoing.

Gail Cartmail, Head of Executive Operations for Unite said: “Felixstowe may be 6,000 miles from Hong Kong, but that isn’t far enough for CK Hutchison to escape responsibility for its unwarranted attack on our members.

“Unite will make sure investors know exactly how and why these workers have been sacked. CK Hutchison can do the right thing right now. Reinstate the Felixstowe Four and end this injustice.”


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Unite is the UK and Ireland’s leading union fighting to protect and advance jobs, pay and conditions for members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Sharon Graham.